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Star Wars Slot Machines Discontinued

Slot games come in a whole range of different themes, which is one of the reasons they are so popular. For the last decade or so, whatever movie or TV shows you’re into, you’ve been almost certain to find a slot game that will match. Unfortunately this is no longer the case for Star Wars fans as Disney have now officially discontinued the hugely popular Star Wars slot machines. While this has been a fairly long time coming and announcements were first made regarding the future closure of the machines back in 2013, it’s only in 2017 that we’re starting to see the effects as licences expire and aren’t renewed. Why are the slot machines being discontinued? The reason for the discontinuation of the slot machines is largely down to Disney’s commitment to family values and their general focus on distancing their organisation from any form of gambling. In 2012,…

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Star Wars vs Eve Online

How does Star Wars stack up against Eve Online? Here is a three-part video series that compares the two. It’s actually interesting and can be a lot of fun to think of the different scenarios that could exist, the different ships and how they fare against one another. The first video runs a bit long (about 16 minutes) but it’s worth it and the 2nd and 3rd parts are shorter so go ahead and check it out for yourself. Basically, they set up a story-based scenario where a Star Wars ship is paired with a ship from EVE Online ( Buy 1 month of subscription and support this blog) to see which would win and how they would match up. I find this really interesting and fun because I’ve always loved Star Wars and when I first saw EVE Online, I compared it personally to Star Wars. I couldn’t wait…

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From Sci-Fi to Slots: How the Gaming Industry Fell in Love with Space

A long, long time ago in a galaxy that seems very far away now there were no video games. But in the late 70s and early 80s all that was to change – and sci-fi was the perfect fit for this bright new technology. For many the very first experience of playing a video game that didn’t involve a simple ping pong contest was Space Invaders. This was quickly followed by all manner of games from outer space including Asteroids, Galaxian and Missile Command to name just three of the most famous ones. “Missile Command” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by Wade Rockett   Since then sci-fi video games have evolved out of all recognition with today’s most popular ones being complex, multi-player experiences that are as immersive as they are great to play. This perennial interest in sci-fi has also caught the attention of the online casino industry with sites like bgo utilizing it…

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Star Wars Holochess Inspired Mobile Game

For 30 years, Phil Tippett has been creating monsters for the movies, including the memorable Holochess game in the original Star Wars film. And now he’s made the monsters for a new augmented reality mobile game, HoloGrid: Monster Battle and it looks really awesome. If you haven’t yet seen or heard of this game, you’ve been missing out. Really, this is full of awesome. The game is from HappyGiant and features monsters that were designed by Phil Tippett himself. A lifetime of experience and imagination from the two-time Academy Award winner for Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park  can now be carried around in the palm of your hand. These pocket monsters are like nothing you’ll see in Pokemon Go. It’s a new take on Holochess and it honestly looks like a lot of fun. “Some of these creatures I made more than 30 years ago,” said Tippett in…

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“True Stories of BioWare Heartbreak” Will Give You the Feels

There is one thing BioWare is very well known for: their great storytelling. We’re talking about the kinds of stories that really make you feel. If you’ve ever played a BioWare game, you know just how easy it is to get emotionally invested. For some people, it’s books. For some, it’s movies or television shows. But for some of us, it’s a great video game with an emotion-filled story. This is what makes an excellent game stand out from an ordinary game. This is what defines the game for a lot of people. When you want to get lost in the story and feel like you are your character, this is the kind of feeling we’re talking about. Not all games can do that. Of course, the non-story-based games have their place too. Some gamers enjoy both. But when a game’s story reels you in and makes you feel like…

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BioWare’s Next IP Was Hiding in Plain Sight: On a T-shirt

Bioware’s Alistair McNally had an interesting tweet this week after the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Diego last week. He says he wore a t-shirt to the conference that referenced Bioware’s new IP and it appears no one even noticed. Sneaky! Also it was fun to walk around GDC2016 in a t-shirt with our new IP on it and no one batted an eyelid. — Alistair McNally (@Al_McNally) March 18, 2016 So of course, this got the Twitterverse in a tizzy as people realized their miss and some frantically searched for pictures from the event to try to see this shirt in action. There have been articles written about it, forum threads posted on it, social media dialogue and even debate over it, but still we don’t know what the new game is, or what was on his shirt. And it looks like we might be waiting awhile for…

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Hesitating Over EA Access? Maybe It IS a Good Deal

If you’re like most of us gamers, it seems like there is a ploy around every corner to get more money from you and it can be difficult to know where and how to spend your money wisely. Believe me, I know all about this as I was addicted to Humble Bundle before they came out with their monthly subscription offer and I have been known to spend real-world cash in WoW, Steam, and various games that I play. Hey, some people go to expensive movies, concerts,  or dinner dates and some people get their entertainment online. The point is, EA Access may have seemed to a lot of us like another money grab from EA but is it really? Could it be that it’s actually worth it after all, at least for some gamers? Let’s explore this idea for a bit, shall we? Connor over at MMO Fallout makes…

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Sims 4 Patch Adds More Star Wars Costumes

After The Sims 4 was released in September of last year, it was criticized for having little content, which includes toddlers, swimming pools, and family trees. After a few updates quite a bit has been added to the game, making it the game it was hoped to be. The latest patch fixes bugs, and adds new features, including several new Star Wars costumes to celebrate Star Wars Day. The new Star Wars costumes that have been added to the game are Boba Fett, Aayla Secura, and Darth Maul. You will find these new costumes under “Styled Looks” in Create a Sim.  

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Four of the Best Star Wars Cameos in Non-Star Wars Video Games

  Star Wars video games are great, but they aren’t the only place that your favorite Star Wars characters show up! You might be surprised to find out that you can play as Yoda, Darth Maul, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and Jango Fett in other video games. Here are a few of my favorites.   Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater In Pro Skater 3, you can unlock Darth Maul as a skater, and Pro Skater 4 includes Jango Fett. Use the power of the Dark Side to take your skateboarding to the next level! Darth Maul keeps his lightsaber at the ready and uses the Force to help him out with some tricks, and you can see here that Jango uses his jetpack as well: There’s reportedly another Pro Skater in the works, so hopefully we’ll see some more Star Wars characters in the next one, too.   Soulcaliber IV What better kind of game to feature Star Wars…

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Crowfall; A new MMO from creators of Ultima Online and SWTOR

  ArtCraft Entertainment currently has a new MMO game in production called Crowfall. The game is getting much support on the ever popular crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter. The team includes Gordon Walton and J. Todd Coleman, who have worked on games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic and The Sims Online. Gamers have their hopes high on this new MMO. Crowfall is being described as a Throne War MMO and some inspiration from Game of Thrones is blended into it. In the game the heroes are immortal and they are constantly fighting through different worlds that only exist for a limited time or until a certain condition is met. The games world has four different seasons it goes through, just like here on earth: Spring, summer, fall and winter and with each change of season the map becomes harder. After winter has finished, a winner is announced and the world…

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